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    Favorite bowler/batsman XI

    If you had to make an XI out of your favorite bowlers (bowler avg. <35, 100 wickets) and batsmen (avg >35, 1000 runs) what would it look like?

    Bowler XI:

    1. Sobers
    2. Botham
    3. Kallis
    4. Miller
    5. Imran *
    6. Flintoff
    7. Mankad
    8. Wasim
    9. Marshall
    10. Warne
    11. McGrath


    Sobers has to open due to being the best batsman of the lot. Kallis with his steadying influence at 3. Had Botham open with Sobers because IMO he had a pretty good technique. I have Flintoff in there as this is my favorite XI not necessarily best XI.

    Batting XI:

    1. Hobbs
    2. Gavaskar
    3. Bradman
    4. Tendulkar
    5. Border
    6. Gilchrist+
    7. Richards
    8. Sobers
    9. Kallis
    10. Miller
    11. Imran


    Need help with one more in my batting XI. Border can bowl a bit. Miller and Imran obviously the main bowlers.

    IMO the batting side would come out on top, what do you think?
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    Well, they do have Bradman so ofcourse they will win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Batting XI:

    1. Hobbs
    2. Gavaskar
    3. Bradman
    4. Tendulkar
    5. Border
    6. Richards
    7. Sobers
    8. Kallis
    9. Miller
    10. Imran
    With that lineup, they probably don't need an eleventh player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker

    Batting XI:
    [*]Hobbs[*]Gavaskar[*]Bradman[*]Tendulkar[*]Border[*]Richards[*]Sobers[*]Kallis[*]Miller[*]Imran


    Need help with one more in my batting XI. Border can bowl a bit. Miller and Imran obviously the main bowlers.
    Gilly to take the gloves and make the XI?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean
    Gilly to take the gloves and make the XI?
    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    Well, they do have Bradman so ofcourse they will win.
    I don't think it would be a massacre TBH.

    Miller and Imran really put the batting side over the top, without them it would be close. Because Imran and Miller can definitely go in as bowlers alone.

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    why would you have players in both sqauds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    why would you have players in both sqauds?
    Because they are good enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Because they are good enough?
    Would it be more intersting to have eleven different players in each side e.g

    Batting XI

    1. Gavaskar
    2. Hutton
    3. Bradman (c)
    4. Tendulkar
    5. Pollock
    6. Richards
    7. Hammond
    8. Sobers
    9. Gilchrist (wk)
    10. Kallis
    11. Walcott

    Bowling XI

    1. Kapil Dev
    2. Botham
    3. Khan (c)
    4. Miller
    5. Davison
    6. Haddlee
    7. Kirmani (wk)
    8. Marshall
    9. Warne
    10. Murali
    11. McGarth
    Last edited by chaminda_00; 12-12-2006 at 09:32 AM.

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    Waqar younis opening the batting...would be interesting.



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